Michael Rothstein writes in his Front Four keys to the game that Michigan's offensive gameplan will change dramatically depending on who starts at quarterback.
Down 24-14 at the break, Michigan made adjustments on both sides of the ball and outscored Northwestern 28-0 in the second half.
Michigan continued its second-half dominance, outscoring Northwestern 28-0 in the final two quarters to stay undefeated.
The season started slowly for junior wide receiver Roy Roundtree. But last year's leading receiver came up big in the second half against Northwestern.
Northwestern's offense is dangerous with Dan Persa at the helm, but its defense is suspect, particularly in the secondary.